Protesters rally against RNC riot gear purchases

Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-21 14:43:53-04

Protesters will gather outside Cleveland City Hall Monday night to rally for transparency in the purchase of police riot gear for the upcoming Republican National convention.

The protest will take place at 6:15 p.m. at 601 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland.

According to a press release from Cleveland Peace Action, the City of Cleveland “has not established a meaningful and transparent process whereby citizens can be informed and provide public comment in a timely way about the equipment that the city will be purchasing under the $50 million federal grant for security for the convention.”

The release states speakers at the rally will present a letter signed by local organizations that will call on City Council to pass a demilitarization resolution committing the Cleveland Police Department to de-commission any purchased military-type equipment after the RNC.


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